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Nintendo Game and Watch

Post by Uncle Tony on Tue May 21, 2013 12:32 am

In 1979, Gunpei Yokoi, saw a bored businessman playing with a calculator by pressing the buttons. Yokoi then thought of an idea for a watch that doubled as a miniature game machine for killing time.

The units use LR4x/SR4x "button-cell" batteries, the same type used in most laser pointers or handheld calculators. Different models were manufactured, with some having two screens and a clam-shell design (the Multi Screen Series). The Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance SP later reused this design.

There were 59 different Game & Watch games produced for sale and one that was only available as a contest prize, making 60 in all.The prize game was given to winners of Nintendo's F-1 Grand Prix tournament, a yellow-cased version of Super Mario Bros. that came in a plastic box modeled after the Disk-kun character Nintendo used to advertise their Famicom Disk System.As only 10,000 units were produced and it was never available for retail sale, the yellow version is considered rare



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Re: Nintendo Game and Watch

Post by Wednesday Toys on Tue May 21, 2013 7:10 am

I remember spending hours on these before we bought our C64, and then for some time after too.

You were always the coolest kid in school if you had the ones with the double screens. Nice selection, by the way.

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